1945, American Basketball Coach
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
Pat Riley – [Motivation]

A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
Pat Riley – [Teams and Teamwork]

Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
Pat Riley – [Teams and Teamwork]

Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
Pat Riley – [Change]

Coaches who let a championship team back off from becoming a dynasty are cowards.
Pat Riley – [Teams and Teamwork]

Discipline is not a nasty word.
Pat Riley – [Discipline]

Don't let other people tell you what you want.
Pat Riley – [Control]

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Pat Riley – [Excellence]

From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.
Pat Riley – [Winners and Winning]

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
Pat Riley – [Losers and Losing]

Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.
Pat Riley – [Attitude]

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
Pat Riley – [Attitude]

Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.
Pat Riley – [Choice]

Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
Pat Riley – [Management]

People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.
Pat Riley – [Results]

Shouda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done.
Pat Riley – [Losers and Losing]

The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.
Pat Riley – [Ten Commandments]

There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Pat Riley – [Teams and Teamwork]

There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
Pat Riley – [Motivation]

There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
Pat Riley – [Performance]

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